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Orange Spritz Cookies Recipe

Orange Spritz Cookies Recipe

Brown sugar gives these spritz cookies a lovely light caramel tint. This variation has a rich buttery shortbread taste and texture with a hint of orange flavor. They are a delightful addition to my holiday cookie tray. -Sean Fleming, St. Charles, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min./batch YIELD:33 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange or vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Colored sugar


  • 1. In a large bowl, cream the butter, cream cheese and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in orange peel and extract. Combine flour and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture.
  • 2. Using a cookie press fitted with the disk of your choice, press cookies 1 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Sprinkle with colored sugar. Bake at 375° for 6-9 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks. Yield: about 5-1/2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 67 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 55mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

Reviews for Orange Spritz Cookies

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Saybeebisber User ID: 6255487 255469
Reviewed Oct. 15, 2016

"I just made these and the flavor is simply wonderful. I gave a 4 star as the yield is 1/2 the amount specified. My total was: 2 1/2 - 3 dozen. i would have doubled the recipe if I would have known the yield would be so small."

austin03 User ID: 2047052 76161
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2010

"I have made these for years now. they are addictive. the orange adds a litle something. It's not over powering."

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